hectogram

noun

hec·​to·​gram ˈhek-tə-ˌgram How to pronounce hectogram (audio)
: a unit of mass equal to 100 grams see Metric System Table

Word History

Etymology

French hectogramme, from hect- + gramme gram

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hectogram was in 1810

Dictionary Entries Near hectogram

Cite this Entry

“Hectogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hectogram. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

hectogram

noun
hec·​to·​gram ˈhek-tə-ˌgram How to pronounce hectogram (audio)
: a unit of mass equal to 100 grams see metric system

Medical Definition

hectogram

noun
hec·​to·​gram
variants or chiefly British hectogramme
: a metric unit of mass and weight equal to 100 grams
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